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#TuesdayThoughts: The Meaning of Freedom

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The subjects of war, freedom and humanity have been trending on Twitter today. While our nation is one of the greatest democracies in the world, we still have a history with roots in the degradation and marginalization of others.  Despite this history, however, we also know what freedom looks like. Our #TuesdayThoughts are on the meaning of freedom with quotes from some of the greatest minds from around the globe. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” –…

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Books That Will Change Your Life from Our Friends at Just The Right Book!

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In many of Roxanne Coady’s podcasts, she has posed the question, “What is the book that changed your life?” Roxanne has found that, many of the names of the books that guests will offer, are poignant and personal in some way, and as she says, “inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” That’s why today, on a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast, we offer you some favorite stories that have been collected over the past forty episodes! We have 25 new suggestions for you to take a look at if you are looking to start a new book over the Labor Day Weekend.     Books in this episode: The Broke…

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Edamame Salami, or Eat Your Poetry; It’s Good for You!

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“Oh, Mom, we do enough of that in school.” My daughter’s reaction to the news that I’d be leading a poetry jam with her Girl Scout troop was pretty much what you’d expect from a hipster 10-year-old. But our troop leader had loved the idea, so it was a done deal, school poetry lessons or not. When the day arrived, of course we started with a snack. The troop had come straight from school on that May afternoon, and being fifth graders, they were as famished as if they’d just come from a 10-mile trek. Because poetry was the theme of the day, we’d have a “poetic” snack. First on the menu was Edamame Salami, which I had invented for…

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